Day: April 29, 2024


Student Government’s ‘Take Back the Night’ honors sexual assault survivors 

A crowd gathered around flickering candles arranged next to the Reflection Pool the night of April 23 as representatives from rape crisis centers...


Pro-Palestine Comets reject meeting conditions with President Benson after week of protests

At the climax of a nearly 10-hour long demonstration April 23, representatives from Students for Justice in Palestine and UTD’s Cabinet of the...


Green Fee Referendum passes with 61% support

The Green Fee Referendum passed April 26. Of the 1,032 Comets who voted in the referendum, held from April 24 to 26, 628...


In memoriam: professor and Director of Guitar Studies remembered

Enric Madriguera, UTD’s Director of Guitar Studies and first Russell Cleveland Professor in Guitar Studies died April 14.   Madriguera was one of the...


In memoriam: founder, former director of ATEC dies

Thomas Linehan, founder of the Arts and Technology program and the former director of the Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering at UTD,...


Cecil and Ida Green Center demolished

The demolition of the Cecil and Ida Green Center began April 17 and will continue until the end of the spring semester.   Originally...

Life & Arts

‘Inspiring,’ ‘resilient,’ ‘compassionate’: Sarah Hurwitz shares story of reconnecting with Jewish values

“Four thousand years of wisdom from my ancestors” — this is what Sarah Hurwitz, renowned speechwriter and author, gained from reconnecting with her...

Life & Arts

A diligent drummer’s double life

By day, this computer science student chases the finish line of graduation. By night, he is the mysterious drummer energizing the crowd from...

Life & Arts

A Comet’s guide to summertime film fun

While some movies are year-round favorites, the arrival of sweltering weather and mosquito hordes evokes a desire for media that can provide an...


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